abscissio infiniti

noun

ab·​scis·​sio in·​fi·​ni·​ti
abˈsisēˌōˌinfəˈnīˌtī
plural abscissiones infiniti
-ˌsisēˈōˌnēˌzin-
: a logical process using successive exclusions of the inapplicable for the purpose of determining a true conclusion or the classification of a subject compare method of exclusion

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, "abscission of that which is infinite"

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abscissio infiniti was in 1811

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“Abscissio infiniti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abscissio%20infiniti. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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